language - was Re: [K12OSN] PD for staff

Gavin Chester sales at
Sat Apr 17 03:23:52 UTC 2004

On Sat, 2004-04-17 at 02:27, Shawn Powers wrote:
> On Friday 16 April 2004 02:26 pm, Huck wrote:
> > Not sure on the PD acronymn...but can answer some of those questions in
> > the last paragraph...
> Sorry!  PD = Professional Development
> IMHO, acronyms suck anyway.  YMMV.  ;o)
> -Shawn

(Sorry that you are the one I have to pick on here, Shawn because you
have many compatriots).
This list is populated by educators so how can this insult to the
language possibly be let go any more without a rant?  What am I talking
about?  Well, the problem for pedants of the language like me is when
everything that is shortened to INITIALS is repeatedly deemed to be an
ACRONYM.    Look it up in the dictionary, an acronym is ONLY when the
initials make another word, eg SLUG = Sydney Linux User's Group; PLUG =
Perth Linux User's Group, etc.  IMHO initials is not an sexy word, so it
has been dropped from the English language by most people.  Please try
and rediscover the word "initials" before I have a coronary! 
Snort, Snort, Breathe, Breathe ... sigh.  Glad I got that off my chest
;-) ;-)  (I typed this out with enraged fingers, so forgive any typos)

	Gavin Chester


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